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Sesame Chicken + Green Herb Tahini Dipping Sauce {#SundaySupper}

Finger foods are perfect for entertaining, no doubt about it! I love to put an easy spin on classic party food recipes when I am hosting guests. Ingredients like, Black Sesame seeds have a great flavor and add a much needed pop of color to this Sesame Chicken Skewers with Green Herb Tahini dipping sauce recipe.

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Sometime in my teens, when I first starting expanding my cooking skills past more than frozen pizza squares, one of my first “real” recipes was Sesame Chicken Fingers. I would proudly cut chicken breast in strips, coated them with a batter mixture of eggs, flour and white sesame seeds then lightly fried them in vegetable oil. Of course being a teen, honey mustard dressing was served as a dipping sauce and they were a big hit with the family {my other recipes included Corned Beef + Cabbage, yes it is true}!

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While chicken fingers are still a big hit at parties, these days I like to mix it up a bit when entertaining at home. For instance in this Sesame Chicken with green herb tahini sauce recipe, white sesame seeds have been replaced with black sesame seeds – they have a similar flavor but look just a touch more chic on the platter. And who doesn’t love that.

Honey mustard has also been replaced at this party as the dipping sauce by a fresh herb tahini sauce. It’s complex flavors pair well with the quick and easy chicken skewers and I highly suggest making extra to use on salads, sandwiches and as a dip for fresh carrots. It’s become a favorite in our house already!

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Black Sesame Chicken with Green Herb Tahini Dipping Sauce
Yields 20
For Green Herb Tahini Sauce :
  1. 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  2. ¾ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro
  3. 1 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, more to taste
  6. 1 cup tahini
  7. ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  8. 1 green onion, thin sliced, for garnish
For Black Sesame Chicken Skewers :
  1. 4 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  2. 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more
  3. 4 boneless chicken breasts {2 full breasts}
  4. 1 green onion, green + light green part sliced thin for garnish
For Green Herb Tahini Sauce :
  1. In a food processor, pulse garlic, cilantro, parsley, cumin, and salt in a food processor until well combined and herbs have broken down.
  2. Add tahini and lemon juice; process another 30 seconds.
  3. With processor running, gradually drizzle in ¾ cup water - add more water to thin if needed - until sauce is light green. Season with salt to taste.
For Black Sesame Chicken Skewers :
  1. In a small pan toast sesame seeds on medium heat until they begin to give off a toasty aroma, 3-5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Cut chicken into 1- 2 inches chunks approximately the same thickness.
  3. Place chicken in a medium bowl, coat with olive oil, salt and sesame seeds.
  4. Thread skewers through 4 pieces of chicken leaving a gap in the middle - once cooked you will cut the skewer in half so each stick has two pieces of chicken.
  5. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with olive oil and working in batches cook chicken skewers until cooked through, turning to cook all sides - approximately 5 minutes on each side.
  6. When all skewers are cooked cut sticks in half and stack on serving platter with a bowl of fresh herb tahini sauce garnished with green onion.
  1. Make the dipping sauce a few hours to 24 hours ahead of serving so the flavors can combine.
  2. Skewers can be served warm or cold.
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8 Responses to Sesame Chicken + Green Herb Tahini Dipping Sauce {#SundaySupper}

  1. Christie April 13, 2016 at 7:05 AM #

    I’m in love with sesame seeds! They’re such a flavor punch in such a small package. They’re not just for Asian recipes and tahini any more. I plan on trying my hand at black sesame macaron soon. AFTER I try this recipe!

  2. Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom April 10, 2016 at 7:29 PM #

    That dip–I could swim in it 🙂
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  3. Cindys Recipes and Writings April 10, 2016 at 5:12 PM #

    So elegant looking!

  4. Hezzi-D April 10, 2016 at 4:11 PM #

    I love chicken dishes with delicious dips!

  5. Tracy Guida April 10, 2016 at 2:59 PM #

    Simply elegant! I just want to reach into my computer screen and grab one to eat.

  6. Eileen April 10, 2016 at 11:57 AM #

    These look fabulous. I love black sesame seeds.

  7. Tammi @ Momma's Meals April 10, 2016 at 10:28 AM #

    Oh my is all I have to say about that dip! I love anything on a stick never mind something with sesame seeds!

  8. Nichole April 10, 2016 at 7:38 AM #

    I love to elevate classic dishes, and take them to the next level. These Sesame Chicken Skewers are my kind of dish! I also just bought a jar of tahini for hummus last week, and had no idea what else I would use it for. Now….I do! I can’t wait to make these.

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